Friday, October 31, 2014

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Luke Skywalker: Red 5 X-wing Pilot

"You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Proving himself one of the best hotshot X-wing pilots in the galaxy at the Battle of Yavin, Luke Skywalker has come a long way since bulls-eyeing womp rats on his home planet of Tatooine. Featuring a remarkable portrait of Mark Hamill as the Rebel hero, Luke is ready to go full throttle in his authentically recreated flight suit and harness, removable helmet, visor and comlink. From the Death Star to the Dagobah System, Red Five is standing by to set course and bring a new hope to the Rebel Alliance. May the Force be with him!


Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1/6 scale Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot 12-inch figure will come with: Newly Designed and Fully Articulated Light Body, Highly Detailed Luke Skywalker Portrait, Helmet with Visor and Comlink, Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit, Flak Vest, Life Support Unit with Chest Pack Straps, Gear Harness with Belt Flares, Data Cylinders, Right and Left Relaxed Flight Gloved Hands, Right and Left Flight Gloved Fists, Right Force Gesture Flight Gloved Hand, Right and Left Flight Boots, Signal Flares, Support Stand with Yavin Base Flight Deck Graphic. Sideshow Exclusive: Right and Left Ungloved Hands with Bunched Flight Gloves for 'Pre / Post Flight' Display Option

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Gecco "Metal Gear Rising Revengence" 1/6th Scale RAIDEN PVC Statue with stand is 32 cm

RAIDEN, the enormously popular central character from the mega hit action game "Metal Gear Rising Revengence" is recreated as a PVC statue. The heroic pose, grabbing a "SELF REPAIR UNIT" extracted ("ZANDATSU KILL") from the enemy cyborg soldier in his left hand, and his HF blade in the right, highlights the best part of Akao's technique. The statue features a well-balanced & beautiful muscular body which also illustrates his outstanding skill.

The highly detailed mechanical designs of the weapons and overlapping armor are digitally sculpted by Akao's brother. This is their first collaboration. The eye glows red with a mounted LED in the head. The closed visor for battle mode is available with optional parts. The "HF MURASAMA BLADE" left by his worthy rival, Jetstream Sam, is interchangeable in his right hand, and the scabbard in his left hand. As for the cyborg soldier lying at his feet, shows not only the abject cut surface of the body, but also "the expression of the dying arm" trying to say something.


This masterpiece thoroughly supervised by Yoji Shinkawa (the art director of Kojima Production) is the most "pictorial" and "beautiful" RAIDEN ever. Gecco "Metal Gear Rising Revengence" 1/6 Scale RAIDEN PVC Statue with stand included is approximately 32cm in height.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Very Cool 1/6 scale Viper suit sets are for Dr Green / Viper as seen in 2013 Wolverine film

The Wolverine is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series. Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character, with James Mangold directing a screenplay written by Scott Frank and Mark Bomback, based on the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. In the film which follows the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance in a struggle that has lasting consequences. Stripped of his immortality, Wolverine must battle deadly samurai while struggling with guilt.

Svetlana Khodchenkova stars as Dr. Green / Viper (formerly known as Madame Hydra), a mutant, who has an immunity to toxins. About her character, Khodchenkova said "Viper doesn't really have many people that she cares about, most of them she just uses for her own purpose." Mangold said, "as her name would imply, she's kind of snake-like," and that Viper views Logan "like a great hunter might view hunting a lion in his quarry."


Very Cool 1/6 scale Viper Leather Wind Coat Suit Set (Product Code: VCF-2023) will include: 1/6 scale Female Rooted Hair Head Sculpt, Leather Wind Coat, Leather Pants, Vest, Pair of Boots (no foot inside), Gloved Hand x 3. Note: 12-inch Figure Body is not included. Pattern of the suit set is referenced to VERY COOL’s female large bust body.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ThreeZero 1/6 scale 2014 RoboCop version 1.0 12.5-inch figure - full reveal (pictures and specs)

ThreeZero has posted new images of their RoboCop 1.0 (check out the images below) as well as pre-order info:
RoboCop 1.0 collectible will be available for pre-order at www.threezerostore.com on October 30th 09:00AM Hong Kong time for 230USD/1780HKD with worldwide shipping included in the price. Orders placed at www.threezerostore.com will feature interchangeable Alex Murphy's head with realistic likeness to his on-screen appearance (this offer is exclusive to threezerostore) and removable helmet visor.

ThreeZero is proud to reveal RoboCop 1.0, which will be their second release in the 1/6th scale collectible line featuring characters and robots from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Columbia Pictures’ motion picture RoboCop. They first previewed their RoboCop 2014 1/6 scale OmniCorp EM-208 12-inch robot figure HERE

This fully articulated, highly detailed figure stands at 12.5 inches (around 32 cm) tall and features a realistic metallic paint application and an LED light-up feature on the front of his helmet. RoboCop 1.0 comes with two weapons: Stun gun & Machine gun and additional hand sculpts. The two weapons can be stored in RoboCop's thighs just like in the film.


RoboCop 1.0 details: fully articulated figure; figure stands ~12.5" (around 32cm) tall; highly detailed mechanical design; helmet features LED light-up visor; realistic paint application highlighting the details; both Stun gun & Machine gun can pop out from left and right built-in holsters; both guns can be manually extended; 3 kinds of interchangeable hands - relaxed hands, fists & gun holding hands; AG1 X 3 button cell batteries are required (batteries not included).

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Hot Toys MMS268 Star Wars: Episode IV: 1/6th scale Stormtroopers Collectible Figures Set of 2

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From Hot Toys; After the official reveal of Hot Toys’ first wave of high-end Star Wars collectible figures featuring the infamous smuggler Han Solo and his best friend Chewbacca which were well-received by fans, we are moving the spotlight to the Galactic Empire for this new wave!

Today Hot Toys is thrilled to present the 1/6th scale collectible figures set of fans’ favorite faceless enforcer of the Galactic Empire - Stormtrooper!


The highly-accurate collectible figures are specially crafted based on the image of Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope featuring bodies with two different heights just like how these non-clone soldiers appear in the film, meticulously crafted Stormtrooper armor and helmet, detailed weapons, and a specially designed figure stand.

This collectible set will exclusively include an additional heavy blaster and a mouse droid as bonus accessories.

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Hot Toys MMS267 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope 1/6th scale Stormtrooper Collectible Figure

From Hot Toys:
The official reveal of Hot Toys 1/6th scale Han Solo and Chewbacca figures were very well-received by Star Wars fans! They were happy to see the amazing craftsmanship found in the first wave of Hot Toys’ high-end Star Wars collectible figures!

Today, Hot Toys is shifting the spotlight from the Rebel Alliance to the Galactic Empire and very excited to present one of the most iconic soldiers of the Star Wars saga – the 1/6th scale Stormtrooper Collectible Figure!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope featuring the meticulously crafted Stormtrooper armor and helmet, detailed weapons, and a specially designed figure stand.


Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS267 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope 1/6th scale Stormtrooper Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted, Approximately 30 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations, Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons, One (1) gesturing left palm

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Next up: Original Effect OE Killer Instinct series 1/6th scale Sunny 12-inch female action figure

Original Effect seems to be on a roll in releasing female figures. Not too long ago, they released pictures of their upcoming OE Killer Instinct series 1/6 scale Sophia female figure and she looks almost similar to this Sunny figure except Sophia is dressed in a schoolgirl's uniform whereas Sunny will be dressed in a Swimsuit. You can check out pictures of Sophia posted on my toy blog HERE. And what's with girls in school uniforms? Does it make them sexier? There's going to be a Phicen Limited Artistic Interpretation 1:6 scale The Last Female Student Collector Figure (posted HERE) and how about Hot Toys Sucker Punch 1/6th scale Babydoll (Emily Browning) 12-inch Collectible Figure (reviewed HERE and HERE)

I'm actually more interested with this Killer Instinct Sunny figure's release than the earlier Sophia figure. I think it's the head sculpt and outfit. They are more unconventional than what was on Sophia and Sophia looked rather ordinary.


Original Effect OE Killer Instinct series 1/6th scale Sunny 12-inch female action figure will come with the following (Contents list): Head, 7 cm Teenie body (it says in the bio that Sunny is 16), Swimsuit, Silk stockings, Shoe covers, Leather shoes, Anorak, Tactical helmet, Respirator, Hands with gloves x 5 pairs (Optional sword-holding hand x 1 pair, Optional gun-holding hand x 1 Pair, Optional clenching hand x 1 pair, Optional modeling hand x 1 pair, Optional normal hand x 1 pair), Arm band, Tactical backpack, waist belt and leg bind, Middle Bag x 2, Small Bag x 2, Kneepad x 2, Pistol, Sword, Grenade x 4

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ThreeA Reveals Images of Marvel 1/6th scale Doctor Doom 12" figure (classic, ghost & stealth)

When ThreeA first announced they were making Marvel 12-inch figures designed by Ashley Wood and released 4 variants of The Invincible Iron Man earlier this year (see the post HERE), it was a case of either you liked it or you don't, all of which depended on whether you liked 3A's style. While the design was a nice and unique take on a character we are all very familiar with, one could tell that the figure itself was not very articulated from looking at the preview pictures as there were no extreme poses. Most of them just showed Iron Man standing there. It seems the legs have zero articulation.

Doctor Doom is going to be the second figure released under ThreeA's Marvel license and it looks pretty good. He’s got the amazing weathering paint job on his armor (characteristics of ThreeZero / ThreeA), a pose-able cape, and also the huge feet that Iron Man was sporting. Once again, figure is shown just standing there (like a statue). Looks pretty good but not so sure about the articulation. ThreeA Doctor Doom will be up for pre-order on October 31st at 9AM Hong Kong time.


Similar to what ThreeA did with the Iron Man figure, Doctor Doom is going to be available in 3 different variants. There's classic version, the ghost edition, or the all black stealth edition. ThreeA usually has at least one variant of their figure as a Bambaland exclusive, but that information hasn’t been made available at this time.

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Play Toy P003 1/6 Villain "Expendables 2" 12-inch JCVD as Jean Vilain action figure Review III

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In the 2012 American ensemble action film "The Expendables 2", Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) carries a Steyr AUG A3 with an Aimpoint Micro T-1 red dot sight as his primary firearm. JCVD plays the bad guy (antagonist) and as the leader of a criminal organization, arms dealer and mercenary group "The Sangs", he has to face off with Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team of mercenaries (do-gooders called "The Expendables").

Here's Play Toy P003 1/6th scale The Villain 12-inch figure OR Jean-Claude Van Damme (JCVD) as Jean Vilain in The Expendables 2 with his black leather coat and Steyr AUG A3 rifle. The 1/6 scale Steyr AUG A3 rifle does not have the red dot sight added. In its place is a sniper's scope and carrying handle.


The Steyr AUG is an Austrian bullpup 5.56mm assault rifle, designed in the 1960s by Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch). The AUG (Armee-Universal-Gewehr—"universal army rifle") was adopted by the Austrian Army as the StG 77 (Sturmgewehr 77) in 1978, where it replaced the 7.62mm StG 58 automatic rifle (a licence-built FN FAL). In production since 1978, it is the standard small arm of the Austrian Bundesheer and various national police units. The rifle and its variants have also been adopted by the armed forces of Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Pakistan, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

New from Kaustic Plastik: 1/6th Fantasy Warrior Expansion Kit: Conan the Barbarian 12" figure

This will make a perfect companion piece to Kaustic Plastik's Fantasy Warrior XXL Outfit & Head Sculpt Set (check out the review HERE)!

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery / adventure film about a young barbarian's quest to avenge his parents' deaths. The story is set in the fictional Hyborian Age, thousands of years before the rise of modern civilization. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones, and tells the story of a young barbarian (Schwarzenegger) who seeks vengeance for the death of his parents at the hands of Thulsa Doom (Jones), the leader of a snake cult.


Kaustic Plastik 1/6th scale Fantasy Warrior Expansion Kit Features: "Wheel" pendant, "Double Snake" Pendant, Leather Sword Scabbard with belt, Sword, Dagger with leather Scabbard, Double Axe, New (darker) wristband, New (Longer and darker) leather Boots, Special belt, Fur skirt with leather underwear. NOTE: 12-inch Figure body not included (display only).

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Check out Very Cool New Product: 1/6 Ultra Female Killer Violet (Milla Jovovich) 12" figure

Ultraviolet is a 2006 dystopian science fiction action-horror-thriller film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and produced by Screen Gems. It stars Milla Jovovich as Violet Song Jat Shariff, a woman infected with hemoglophagia, a fictional vampire-like disease that gives her superhuman powers, in a future dystopia where anyone infected with the contagious disease is immediately sentenced to death. With her advanced martial arts, a group of rebel hemophages, and a boy named Six (Bright), whose blood may contain a cure for the disease, Violet goes on a mission to overthrow the futuristic government and defeat Ferdinand Daxus (Chinlund).


Very Cool New Product: 1/6 scale Ultra Female Killer Violet 12-inch figure will come with: Female Rooted Hair Head Sculpt, VERYCOOL Version 2.0 Mid-Bust Female Body, Leather Jacket, Leather Pants, Vest, Leather Belt, Boots, Sword with Engraved Codes, Sci-Fi Sub-machine Gun / Sword Combo Weapon X 2, Pair of Glasses, Pair of Hook-Gun Hand Set, Pair of Grip Hand Set, Pair of Hold-Sword Hand Set, Gloved Hand Set x 3.

Very Cool will offer three different options: VCF – 2024 A (Clothing in Black), VCF – 2024 B (Clothing in Red), VCF – 2024 C (Clothing in White).

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dragon Models Limited releases first teaser pictures of 1/6 scale Brad Pitt figure from "Fury"

Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and directed by David Ayer. The film stars Brad Pitt as US Army SSG Don "Wardaddy" Collier, Shia LaBeouf as T/5 Boyd "Bible" Swan, Logan Lerman as PVT Norman "Machine" Ellison, Jon Bernthal as PFC Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis, Michael Peña as CPL Trini "Gordo" Garcia, Jason Isaacs as CPT "Old man" Waggoner, and Scott Eastwood as SGT Miles.

The film is set during the last month of the European Theater of war during World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push into Nazi Germany, a battle-hardened U.S. Army Staff Sergeant in the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division named Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt) commands an M4A3E8 Sherman tank called Fury and its five-man, all-veteran crew, consisting of Boyd "Bible" Swan (Shia LaBeouf), gunner, Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis (Jon Bernthal), loader and Trini "Gordo" Garcia (Michael Peña), driver. After losing the assistant driver / bow gunner in battle, he gets a recently enlisted typist, Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), as a replacement.


Dragon Models Limited has released first teaser pictures of their upcoming 1/6 Action Figure: Staff Sergeant "Dan Coulson", a U.S. Army Tank Commander from the 2nd Armored Division fighting in the European Theatre, April 1945. While it is not an official "Fury" Brad Pitt SSG Don "Wardaddy" Collier 12-inch figure, it certainly looks to be based on the actor from the movie.

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Review II: Play Toy P003 1/6 The Villain 12-inch figure - Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Vilain

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This is Play Toy P003 1/6th scale The Villain 12-inch figure OR Jean-Claude Van Damme JCVD as Jean Vilain in The Expendables 2 with his black leather coat and pistol. I think this Play Toy "Villain" figure looks more like Jean-Claude Van Damme with the 1/6 scale shades / sunglasses on. You can check out how the 1/6 scale head sculpt looks like without shades HERE, in my first part review of this 12-inch Jean Vilain figure.

Jean-Claude Van Damme portrays Jean Vilain, leader of an Albanian criminal group known as the Sang in the film The Expendables 2. He goes up against Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team of merry men, and almost takes them out. In the end, there is the duel to the death between Ross and Vilain. I don't have to tell you who won since Expendables 3 has already been released.


This is the first 1/6th scale figure of Jean-Claude Van Damme I have and since I am not willing to pay the ridiculous price Enterbay is asking for their JCVD figure, I am actually quite pleased with how this figure turned out. And with Dam Toys' announcement that they might be producing and releasing 12-inch figures of Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme from the 1992 science fiction action film "Universal Soldier", it looks like I don't have to wait very long for another JCVD figure to add to the ever growing collection of action figures that I already have.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Incoming: Hot Toys MMS269 "Appleseed Alpha" 1/6 scale Briareos Hecatonchires 33 cm Figure

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Earlier this year, the CG-animated Japanese cyberpunk film, Appleseed Alpha, was shown at a special screening at San Diego Comic-Con and was well-received by fans. This reboot of the Appleseed film series takes the story to a post-apocalyptic Earth where two mercenary soldiers, Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos Hecatonchires, must save the world from an evil cyborg. Today, Hot Toys is delighted to officially introduce the 1/6th scale Collectible Figure of the iconic cyborg - Briareos Hecatonchires!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Briareos Hecatonchires in Appleseed Alpha featuring newly sculpted mechanical head, newly developed muscular armored and textured body, specially tailored costume, highly-detailed weapons, and a hexagonal figure stand.


Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS269 "Appleseed Alpha" 1/6th scale Briareos Hecatonchires Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Briareos Hecatonchires in Appleseed Alpha with Newly sculpted mechanical head sculpt (Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted), Approximately 33 cm tall Newly developed muscular armored and textured body with over 30 points of articulations, Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable armored palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons, One (1) left palm for supporting weapons

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Preview Very Hot 1/6 US Navy SEAL HALO UDT Jumper x 2 & US Army Special Forces HALO

High-altitude military parachuting or military free fall (MFF) is a method of delivering personnel, equipment, and supplies from a transport aircraft at a high altitude via free-fall parachute insertion. Two techniques are used: HALO (high altitude - low opening) and HAHO (high altitude - high opening).

In the HALO technique, the parachutist opens his parachute at a low altitude after free-falling for a period of time, while in the HAHO technique, the parachutist opens his parachute at a high altitude just a few seconds after jumping from the aircraft. HALO techniques date back to 1960 when the U.S. Air Force was conducting experiments that followed earlier work by Colonel John Stapp in the late 1940s through early 1950s on survivability factors for high-flying pilots needing to eject at high altitudes. In recent years, the HALO technique has been practiced by civilians as a form of skydiving. HALO is used for delivering equipment, supplies, or personnel, while HAHO is generally used only for personnel.

In typical HALO / HAHO insertions, the troops are dispatched from altitudes between 15,000 feet (4,600 m) and 35,000 feet (11,000 m).


VERY HOT will be releasing three versions of 1/6 scale HALO military figures: a U.S. ARMY Special Forces - HALO (shown above and in the pictures following), a U.S. Navy SEAL HALO UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) Jumper Camouflage Dry Suit version and a U.S. Navy SEAL HALO UDT Jumper Wet Suit version, all with and without figure options available.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review 1: Play Toy P003 1/6 The Villain 12-inch figure - Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Vilain

In the 2012 American ensemble action film "The Expendables 2", Jean-Claude Van Damme portrays Jean Vilain, the leader of an opposing team of mercenaries known as the Sangs. In the beginning of the film, the Expendables are ambushed by international criminal and arms dealer Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme), his right-hand man Hector (Scott Adkins) and his mercenary group (the Sangs), and are forced to watch Vilain kill their comrade, sniper Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth), the team's newest recruit and Ross' protégé. Leader Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team of merry men vow to seek vengeance on Vilain.

Van Damme was intentionally distant from the cast and crew during filming to stay in character. Commenting on the role, Stallone said: "We’ll have a big showdown between me and Van Damme, which has been anticipated for a long time, so it should be a good one." Van Damme was offered a role in The Expendables, but ultimately turned it down.


This is the recently released Play Toy P003 1/6th scale The Villain 12-inch figure OR Jean-Claude Van Damme JCVD as Jean Vilain in The Expendables 2 which comes with 1/6 scale head sculpt, 12-inch figure body, 4 swappable hands, black leather coat, long sleeve black T-shirt, belt, tactical belt, boots, sunglasses, AUG assault rifle, pistol x 2, pistol magazines x 2, shoulder holster, metal hunting knife, hunting knife sheath, figure stand.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Review III Sideshow Exclusive DC Comics 1/6th scale Blue & Gray Batman 12" collectible figure

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This is the Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics 1/6th scale Blue & Gray Batman 12-inch figure Exclusive version with the extra Brawl Damage Portrait. The great thing about Sideshow Exclusives is that they don't cost more than the regular version; you only have to order it first as they are limited in numbers. This was the first figure I ever ordered directly from Sideshow Collectibles. All my previous Sideshow Collectibles figures have been bought locally though the retail stores and they were not exclusive figures. I wanted this alternate head sculpt of battle damaged Batman because it's unique as it isn't very often you see Batman in this situation.

Who would be able to inflict this kind of damage to Batman? A few villains come to mind and Bane is right up there on the list. After all, Bane was the supervillain who broke Batman in the comic books (Batman #497, July 1993) and he did it again most recently in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises with Tom Hardy playing the role of Bane.


But interestingly enough, a superhero could inflict this kind of damage on Batman and he would be one of Batman's greatest ally. In "The Dark Knight Returns", a 1986 four-issue comic book miniseries starring Batman, written by Frank Miller, illustrated by Miller and Klaus Janson, 55-year-old Bruce Wayne returns from retirement to fight crime and faces opposition from the Gotham City police force and the United States government. The President orders Superman to remove Batman and the two superheroes duke it out in Crime Valley. From the recent teasers for the Superman film sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", it seems to suggest that this confrontation will take place on the big screen in 2016.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Brother Production Presents 1/6 World War Zombie Fighter 12" figure Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane

World War Z is a 2013 American disaster zombie film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski, based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks. The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic.

Brother Production Presents their 1:6 scale Custom Hand Made World War Zombie Fighter Figure (Limited Edition: 200 box) which will come with Realistic head sculpt,  1:6 scale Base muscle body (12-inch), Blue shirt, Shemagh scarf, Shoulder bag, G3 combat pants / dirty effect, Combat boots / dirty effect, Satellite phone, Soft drink can, Hand gun, Axe, Machine gun with metal ammo belt, Necklace, Watch, Wedding ring x 2, Hand string (blue), Hand string (brown), Normal hands x 1pair, Holding hands x 1 pair, Zombie head. Optional Purchase: Special Zombie display base with detachable zombie head


This is not the first 1/6 scale Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane (World War Z) 12-inch figure to be released. Toy company Easy & Simple recently previewed their 1/6th scale Zombie Survivor 12-inch figure which is also based on Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane from World War Z. You can check out the preview pictures posted on my toy blog HERE. I'll post a review when I get the E&S figure. Looks like I won't be getting this as I feel the head sculpt is a bit off. Plus I already pre-ordered the E&S version which IMHO is much better.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics 1/6th scale Blue & Gray Batman 12" action figure Review II

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Having taken a closer look at the box packaging and its contents (especially the grapple hook gun) plus a closer look at the Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics Blue & Gray Batman 1/6th scale head sculpt in my part 1 review, I wanted to show the alternate facial expression that is included with this set and how easy it is to switch expressions. I also get to show Batman with his Bat-shurikens and batarang.


We have kind of established that this particular 12-inch Batman figure resembles the HUSH Batman look of the early 2000s with the blue and gray color scheme for the costume based on the "Batman Infographic: Every Significant Bat-Suit Ever Created" posted HERE as well as comparing the particular Bat insignia emblazoned on his chest with all the Batman iconography over 75 years (posted earlier HERE). For me, it's a welcome change from all the 1/6 scale movie versions of Batman we have been seeing who are clad predominantly in black. Hot Toys has released more than two versions of the Christian Bale Batman from the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy as well as the 1989 Tim Burton directed Batman film with Michael Keaton as Batman, notwithstanding another 12-inch Michael Keaton Batman figure in the works (from the follow-up film "Batman Returns"). I don't have that many 1/6 scale DC Comics Batman figure in my collection and this particular figure certainly caught my eye and deserves my attention.

Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics 1/6th scale Blue & Gray Batman 12-inch figure comes with a new 12-inch fully articulated Batman Body that is quite muscular with bulging biceps, triceps and shoulders and anywhere else muscles can appear which makes Batman look BIG and intimidating so much so you wouldn't want to mess with him if he stands before you. That is a good thing that Sideshow Collectibles did because the DC Comics version of Batman does not have armor or a muscle suit to make him look good (like in the movies). He is just drawn that way. Plus this new body doesn't fall over at a whim, unlike the older bodies which Sideshow used for their Star Wars Clone Troopers.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Hot Toys MMS264 "X-Men: Days of Future Past" 1/6th scale Wolverine 12-inch Collectible Figure

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The X-Men has returned onto the big screen earlier this year with the critically-acclaimed and highly-popular X-Men: Days of Future Past! With the mutant race being exterminated by powerful Sentinels in the future, Wolverine was sent back to the past in order to stop the war before it began and save his kind from the terrible fate.

To celebrate the launch of this hit movie’s DVD and Blu-Ray, Hot Toys is delighted to present the new 1/6th scale Wolverine Collectible Figure from X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Hugh Jackman as the future Wolverine in the movie featuring a newly developed head sculpt, specially-tailored future Wolverine battle suit with armor parts and Wolverine’s signature metal claws.


Hot Toys MMS264 "X-Men: Days of Future Past" 1/6th scale Wolverine 12-inch Collectible Figure’s special features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Head sculpt with real-like hair sculpture, facial expression, detailed wrinkles, beard, gesture and skin textures. Approximately 30 cm tall Muscular body with over 30 points of articulations, Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of fists with metal claws, One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relax palms. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted.

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Xensation Toys 1/6 scale Double Face 12-inch figure looks like Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face

Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial Batman film series, with Val Kilmer replacing Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian and Chris O'Donnell as Dick Grayson. The plot focuses on Batman trying to stop Two-Face and the Riddler in their villainous scheme to extract confidential information from all the minds in Gotham City and use it to learn Batman's identity and bring the city under their control. Bruce Wayne gains allegiance from a love interest — psychiatrist Dr. Chase Meridian and a young, orphaned circus acrobat named Dick Grayson, who becomes his sidekick Robin.

Xensation Toys' new figure set, Double Face is obviously based on the character, Two Face (as portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones), from the 1995 film, Batman Forever. Xensation Toys 1/6 scale Double Face 12-inch figure will come with Realistic head sculpts (two distinct faces - one 'plain', the other 'double face'), Exclusive fully articulated male body, Special split concept dress suit comprising two-colored shirt (Yellow shirt with Leopard pattern & White shirt), Special three-colored suit (Purple zebra pattern & black & pattern lining), Special two-color Tie (Wine red & Leopard pattern), 6 changeable hands, A pair of dress shoes, Two revolvers (Black & Silver), and a 'lucky' coin.


Tommy Lee Jones portrays Harvey Dent / Two-Face: Formerly the good district attorney of Gotham City, half of Harvey's face is scarred with acid during the conviction of a crime boss. Driven insane, he becomes the criminal Harvey Two-Face. He flips a coin to determine if he kills (tails) or not (heads). Director Joel Schumacher had problems filming with Kilmer, whom he described as "childish and impossible", reporting that he fought with various crewmen, and refused to speak to Schumacher during two weeks after the director told him to stop behaving in a rude way. Schumacher also mentioned Tommy Lee Jones as a source of trouble: "Jim Carrey was a gentleman, and Tommy Lee was threatened by him. I'm tired of defending overpaid, overprivileged actors. I pray I don't work with them again." (source: wiki)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Preview: Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) 1:6th scale Deathridge 12" Action Figure

1:6th scale retailer BlackOpsToys.com has provided final production photos of an exciting new one sixth scale figure coming from MSE (Mission Specific Equipment, manufactured by Easy & Simple): the Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) 1:6 scale Deathridge 12-inch Action Figure. The figure is based off the fictional Z.E.R.T. comic book character.

Jameson YoungBlood Deathridge – a retired Force Recon Marine, now working Proliferation Operations for the C.I.A., is chasing signs of a terrible plague sweeping across the Middle East. Deathridge’s American Special Operations team fights to contain the evil before it spreads.


The 1:6 scale Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) Deathridge Figure Specs: Scorpion Urban Camo Uniform, Black Belt, High Speed Black & Red "Go Fasters" Shoes, Black Balaclava, Black Gloved Hands, Airframe Helmet System, NVG mount, GPNV Quadeye Night Vision System with Battery Pack, PRC Radio & Headset with Arc Rail Adapter, Manta Strobe, Shellback Tactical "Banshee" Plate Carrier System in Ranger Green, Shellback Tactical Triple Shingle 5.56 Mag Pouch, Shellback Tactical Double Pistol Mag Pouch, Shellback Tactical "Rampage" Admin Pouch, Shellback Tactical Hydra Bladder, Shellback Tactical Emergency Pouch, Hydration Tube, C.A.T. Tourniquet, 2 x D-Ring, 4 x Chem Lights, Medical Sheers, High Speed Kydex Battle Belt System, Riggers Belt, Kydex Double Pistol Mag Holster, Kydex Radio Holster, Kydex 5.56 Mag Holster, Kydex 60 Round Mag Holster, G17 Pistol with Threaded Barrel, Suppressor, Red Dot Optic, 2 x Taran Tactical Innovations High Cap Pistol Mags with Red Butt Plate, 3 x Regular Pistol Mags, Sub-Compact 5.56 Carbine Rifle with MFT Pistol Grip, Flash Hider, Muzzle Striker Suppressor, Red Dot Optic, PEQ IR Laser, MFT Vertical Foregrip, 300 Quick Detach Tactical Light, 1 x 60 Round Mag, 5 x Zertified 5.56 Polymer Window Mags, Black Two Point Rifle Sling, Tactical SS Hawk Blade with Kydex Sheath, RMJ Tactical "Berserker" Tomahawk with Kydex Sheath

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review 1: Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics 1/6th scale Blue & Gray Batman 12" action figure

You can order this from Sideshow Collectibles

"I am the night - I am Batman!"

Shine the signal, and the protector of Gotham City will emerge from the shadows to fight crime and bring justice. This is the Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive DC Sixth Scale collection Blue & Gray Batman 12-inch action figure which I got recently (see the toy blog post of my September 2014 haul HERE). This is the first figure I got directly from the company because the Sideshow Exclusive version which is only available if you order from them comes with an additional head sculpt, the Brawl Damage Portrait which I wanted. Plus it doesn't cost extra either. It's the same price as the regular version.

This Batman is supposed to be the DC Comics version and looks nothing like the movie / film versions who are dressed pre-dominantly in black suits except for the 1966 Adam West Batman. Adam West Batman actually looks much happier than this grim looking Batman collectable figure LOL. I was looking at the 75 years of Batman iconography (posted earlier HERE) and the Batman logo on his chest looks closest to the 2003 Gotham Knights Batman. The blue and gray color scheme for the costume also seems to fit the look of 2000s HUSH Batman (Batman Infographic: Every Significant Bat-Suit Ever Created posted HERE)


Though the Batsuit has been drawn many different ways by different artists, and the stories themselves have described Batman as modifying the details of his costume from time to time, it is most often depicted as consisting of: matching blue (or black) scalloped cape, bat-like cowl, gloves with a series of scalloped, fin-like protuberances, boots, and outerwear briefs; a yellow utility belt; and, a skintight gray body suit (with a stylized, black bat insignia emblazoned on the chest -- either without, or within, a bright-yellow ellipse).

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kotobukiya Marvel Comics She-Hulk Bishoujo Statue needs some work on her facial expression

She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she first appeared in Savage She-Hulk #1 (February 1980). A cousin to Dr. Bruce Banner, Walters once received an emergency blood transfusion from him when she was wounded, which led to her acquiring a milder version of his Hulk condition. As such, Walters becomes a large powerful green-hued version of herself while still largely retaining her personality.

She-Hulk has been a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, the Defenders, Fantastic Force, and S.H.I.E.L.D. A highly skilled lawyer, she has served as legal counsel to various superheroes on numerous occasions.


I don't think we'll see a big screen version of She-Hulk anytime soon and although Kotobukiya has been doing quite an awesome job with their Bishoujo interpretations of Marvel female characters, I think they got it wrong this time. The face just seems off and it isn't a good representation of She-Hulk at all. Let's hope they do something about the head sculpt before releasing it. Otherwise, I don't think there'll be many takers for this product. The body is quite well sculpted though. Just needs improvements on the face.

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KGB HOBBY KGB-003 1/6 scale Russian VDV Scout military uniform set for 12-inch figures

continued from previous post...

The Russian invasion continues... the 1/6 scale kind, that is. Posting pictures of military figures does not mean I condone war of any kind. This product is for military collectors and meant for historic education purposes only, and it is not intended to glorify nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.

It's been a while since I've tied the camouflage strips / strings onto a ghillie suit. The process is time consuming as you have to tie the strings to the netting one by one (see my review post HERE of the BBI Elite Force 1/6 scale USMC - United States Marine Corps - Sniper "Snake" 12-inch figure). The ThreeA BBICN Exclusive World War Robot WWR 1/6 scale Bot Sniper Punter 12-inch Figure also came with a camouflage ghillie suit but that was already pre-tied (see the post on my toy blog HERE). It looks like I might go into that again with the release of this KGB HOBBY KGB-003 1/6 scale Russian VDV Scout military uniform set for 12-inch figures.


This KGB HOBBY KGB-003 1/6 scale Russian VDV Scout military uniform set (with a limited production run of 500 units) will come with KLM Jacket, KLM Trousers, RD-54 Airborne Assault Pack (Flora), Scout Ghillie suit, Camouflage strips / strings for Ghillie suit, Flora Camo Stripes for Ghillie suit, ‘Berci’ Leather Boots, Field Cap in Sun-Bunny Camouflage, VDV Blue Beret, Armed Forces Oval Cockade in Golden / Red, Metal VDV Emblem x 2, Scarf (OD), Black Gloves, ANA Belt (OD), Rubber Tourniquet, Telnyashka Style Long Sleeve “Muscle” T-Shirt, “Muscle” Long Underpants, AKS-74U Assault Rifle (New Material) with Kobra Red Dot Optical, Magazines for AKS-74U x 8, Khaki Sling for AKS-74U. Note: 1/6 scale head sculpt and 12-inch figure body is NOT included.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

This is KGB Hobby KGB-002 1/6 scale Russian MVD Special Force outfit set for 12-inch figures

This year 2014 will be remembered as the year of the Russians for 12-inch military figure collectors because of the sudden influx of 1/6 scale Russian figures being released. After a long drought of zero Russian figures, 1/6 scale toy manufacturers have decided to flood the market with a whole slew of Russian soldiers of every type and kind imaginable and those starved of Russian figures suddenly find themselves inundated with so many choices and options to choose from. It's like you order the very first Russian figure you see because after so long, it's a 'must have' item. Then as the weeks pass, more and more Russian figures keep popping up and you are now in a conundrum as to which figure to get.

Well, here are two more Russians (in this post and the NEXT) to be added to the list of choices. This is the KGB Hobby KGB-002 1/6 scale Russian MVD Special Force outfit set for 12-inch figures and it will be a limited production run of 500 units.


KGB Hobby KGB-002 1/6 scale Russian MVD Special Force outfit set for 12-inch figures will come with Berezhka Combat Jacket, Berezhka Combat Trousers, M32 ‘Tarzan’ Class-A Tactical Vest, Kazak-6 Body Armor, Byteks ‘Omon’ Leather Combat Boots, Khaki Field Cap, Armed Forces Oval Cockade in Silver, Scarf (OD), Multi-Purpose Pouch, ANA Belt (OD), Rubber Tourniquet, Long Sleeve “Muscle” T-Shirt, “Muscle” Long Underpants, Black Gloves, AKS-74U Assault Rifle (New Material) with Kobra Red Dot Optical and PBS-5 Silencer, Magazines for AKS-74U x 8, Khaki Sling for AKS-74U. Note: 1/6 scale head sculpt and 12-inch figure body is NOT included.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Preview: ACI Toys ACI-23 1/6th scale Medieval Knight Hospitaller Crusader 12-inch action figure

The Knights Hospitaller, also known as the Hospitallers, Order of Hospitallers, Knights of Saint John and Order of Saint John, were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders during the Middle Ages. The Hospitallers probably arose as a group of individuals associated with an Amalfitan hospital in the Muristan district of Jerusalem, which was dedicated to St John the Baptist and founded around 1023 by Blessed Gerard Thom to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Latin Christian conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, the organisation became a religious and military order under its own Papal charter, and it was charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the Order operated from Rhodes, over which it was sovereign, and later from Malta where it administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily.


This upcoming release of the ACI Toys ACI-23 1/6 scale Medieval Knight Hospitaller Crusader 12-inch figure certainly looks very promising. He has the Cross of the Knights Hospitaller and the Flag of the Order of Malta and does look very authentic in design and details. I recently posted an entry titled "Military kit through the ages" HERE which showed photos of everything a British soldier carried in the field from the 11th century (the Battle of Hastings was in 1066) right up to present day Helmand Province, 2014 but the Hospitallers were not featured.

Ignite did release a Knights Hospitaller 12-inch figure sometime back but debate has been ongoing as to whether it was an accurate depiction. Check out the review and toy blog post HERE

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Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars: Episode V Boba Fett Premium Format™ Figure

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Inspired by his brief, but unforgettable appearance in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Sideshow Collectibles presents the Boba Fett Premium™ Format Figure.

Sideshow's artists have captured every detail of the infamous Boba Fett (a name that strikes fear in the hearts of fugitives across the galaxy), as he scouts his mark from a high rise platform in Bespin's Cloud City. Blaster at the ready, the elite bounty hunter commands the advantage with his custom fit Mandalorian armor and jetpack, while his poseable cape, helmet and rangefinder allow collectors to create the perfect dynamic display, down to the last detail. Recruited by Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt to hunt down the Millennium Falcon, he's got a hefty bounty in his sights, as the elusive Han Solo has evaded him for the last time...


Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett Premium Format™ Figure Product Size: 25.5" H (647.7mm) x 10" W (254mm) x 14" L (355.6mm). Features: Poseable Fabric Cape, Fabric Flight Suit, Bespin-Inspired Base, Articulated Range Finder, Blaster Sidearm with Holster, Blastech Industries EE-3 Blaster Rifle Mark II

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